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Montclair, the United States

By Joshua Wood, LPC

Last updated on May 04, 2023

Summary: The population of Montclair, NJ is approximately 38,000. People love living in Montclair because of its vibrant downtown area, its close proximity to New York City, its excellent school system, and its diverse population. There are plenty of activities for residents in Montclair, including outdoor activities such as hiking, biking, and golfing, as well as cultural activities such as visiting the Montclair Art Museum, attending the Montclair Film Festival, and exploring the many restaurants and shops in the area. The weather in Montclair is generally mild, with hot summers and cold winters. The average temperature in the summer is around 75 degrees Fahrenheit, and in the winter it is around 40 degrees Fahrenheit. The average cost of living for a family in Montclair is quite high, with the median household income being around $90,000. The cost of a three bedroom home in Montclair is around $500,000, and the cost of a four bedroom home is around $700,000.

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When we asked people what advice they would give someone preparing to move to Montclair, they said:

"Before retiring in Montclair, expats should be aware that the cost of living is higher than the national average. They should also be aware that the town is very walkable and has a vibrant downtown area with plenty of restaurants, shops, and entertainment. Additionally, the town is well-connected to New York City, with a direct train line to Penn Station. Finally, the town is home to a diverse population, with a variety of cultural and religious backgrounds," remarked one expat living in Montclair, the United States.

"Come to a hip, culturally-involved, family-oriented and active township. Be prepared for high-priced real estate (which continues to increase significantly in value!). Taxes are high due to the excellent schools. We have been described as the Upper West Side of the suburbs because of our diversity. It is a great place to live," wrote one member in Montclair.

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Joshua Wood Joshua Wood, LPC joined Expat Exchange in 2000 and serves as one of its Co-Presidents. He is also one of the Founders of Digital Nomad Exchange. Prior to Expat Exchange, Joshua worked for NBC Cable (MSNBC and CNBC Primetime). Joshua has a BA from Syracuse and a Master's in Clinical and Counseling Psychology from Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Wood is also a licensed counselor and psychotherapist.

Some of Joshua's articles include Pros and Cons of Living in Portugal, 10 Best Places to Live in Ireland and Pros and Cons of Living in Uruguay. Connect with Joshua on LinkedIn.

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